Ryan LaCroix

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Ryan LaCroix joined KOSU’s staff in 2013. He hosts All Things Considered, Oklahoma Rock Show, Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind, and Oklahoma Music Minute.

Prior to KOSU, he taught at ACM@UCO, wrote for Oklahoma Today magazine, and co-authored two books for the Oklahoma Historical Society. He also serves on the music selection commitee for Norman Music Festival. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and lives in a rural Oklahoma town with his wife and son.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Center for Health Statistics reported 80 additional deaths due to the coronavirus on Friday. No further details were provided.

Oklahoma health officials reported 85 additional deaths due to the coronavirus on Thursday. No further details were provided.

Oklahoma health officials announced on Wednesday that they're changing the way it reports COVID-19 deaths, in order to present "a more timely picture of the disease's impact in Oklahoma."

The state has been working to narrow a discrepancy between CDC and state data on deaths from COVID. CDC data recently has been reporting about 2,500 more deaths than Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma City Thunder will continue to play home games this season without fans in attendance. In an email to season ticket holders, the Thunder said they believe it's too soon to bring several thousand people back into the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The franchise also cited strict protocols affecting the quality of the fan experience as a reason for the decision.

17 of the NBA's 30 teams are either allowing reduced capacity at home games, or have plans to later this month.


Oklahoma health officials reported 56 new deaths due to the coronavirus on Tuesday, for a total of 4,534 deaths since last March.

Oklahoma health officials reported 50 new deaths due to the coronavirus on Monday, for a total of 4,478 deaths since March 2020.

Anadisgoi / Cherokee Nation

Last week, the Cherokee Nation and Muscogee (Creek) Nation announced they would be opening up COVID-19 vaccination appointments to any Native person aged 16 and older. In a similar move, Osage Nation announced they would begin allowing Native individuals aged 18 and older to get vaccinated.

Oklahoma health officials reported 49 new deaths due to the coronavirus on Sunday, for a total of 4,428 deaths since March 2020. They are as follows:

Oklahoma health officials reported 59 new deaths due to the coronavirus on Saturday, for a total of 4,379 deaths since March 2020. No further information was given.

779 new infections were also reported, for a total of 423,802 positive cases since March 2020.